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Old 01-22-2003, 02:54 PM
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I once put not one, but two arrows through both lungs of a small doe, and a 3rd arrow along its ribs. (It actually stayed around for me to shoot it 3 times.) That little doe covered 1/3 mile through dense woods (not across an open field mind you), bleeding out and required a 2-man tracking job that totaled 7 hours. Field dressing confirmed the 2 lung hits.

I'm convinced that if I had let it alone after the first hit, the deer would have laid down and died quickly under my stand. I think after the 3rd hit, it was able to travel such an extraordinary distance on sheer adrenaline. That of course is very uncharacteristic of other lung hits that I've trailed, which usually last only 25 to 125 yds.

The only other lung hit deer that I recall travelling for some distance was a buck that took an arrow through both shoulder blades. It ran 400 yds, though his escape led across an open field that took just a few seconds.

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:18 PM
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stickerpt, I don`t claim to be an animal Doctor, so is this possible?
I don`t know.
I can say that of all the whitetail/muledeer I have taken with a bow, probably 70 of them were taken squarely through both lungs.
The farthest one ever went was 45 yards!
These deer were not wired, they were clueless to my presence, so that may play into it.

Through my experiences in the field, I figure it this way...if they clear the 75 yard mark, they were not punched squarely through the lungs.

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:24 PM
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I have been a Bowhunter 45 years now & have taken nearly 150 animals including Deer,Mule Deer, Elk, Black Bear & wild hogs. The 11th of Jan. I went after Russian boars at Got a 25 yd. shot at a decent Boar & "DOUBLE LUNGED" him-you can hear me say "ON the Video" perfect hit-he won't go far. We waited an hour b/4 picking up the blood-lots of it & frothy. We had seen him lay down about 60 yds. from the hit(1-2 min. in time) in tall grass & lost sight of him. We still followed the blood trail knowing he would be where we last saw him- "WRONG" when we got to that spot he had gotten up & moved-all kinds of blood. I told the guide-how the H--L can he be alive. Well another 60 yards & he charged the guide from a cutout in the creek bank (1 1/2 hours now since he was shot)-he missed him with a pistol (slipped & fell on the ice) at 8-10 feet & came charging up by me-I took a 30 yd. shot & missed him. he then went into a bramble filled ravine. We got up to him another 10 min. later & he was backed into & under the brambles waiting for us. Pat got within 15 yds. when he started out & shot him with a 40 cal. rolling him-he got up & I put a 3 Blade rocky mountain thru him again, he tried to get up & then rolled over for the last time. When we gutted him "I" "WANTED" to see all his organs. My 1st arrow was a perfect thru the middle double lung-the bullet went between the shoulder & neck & my 2nd arrow went thru 1 lung & the liver. I still can't beleive it, but Pat (the guide) says he has seen double lungs live for a day. My hog finally expired 2 hours & 10 min. after the 1st hit.
I have had few animals double lunged make it over 50-60 yds. but was amazed at this hog. Many Hog hunters say none of them give up easy.

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:26 PM
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AK, I'm not calling you a l... but that it unconceivable if hit squarly in the lungs. I've shot triple figure WT and mulies and a square double lung never went over 100 yds. Must be a super deer!

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Old 01-22-2003, 03:46 PM
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ahunter55, I have never hunted hogs, but have heard some pretty incredible stories from reliable people on their absolute refusal to die.

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Old 01-22-2003, 04:46 PM
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I've shot a few hogs here in florida and they are lots tougher than deer especialy over that 160 175 lb weight they get down right mean .

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Old 01-22-2003, 04:54 PM
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Ok miles may not have been the best description. Thanks for correcting it.
I had a Buck that I darn near cut the aortre off and lacerate one chamber go about 400 yards before it dropped on a dead run in front of another hunters stand. He thought he had magic powers until he walked up to the deer.
I also had a low heart hit, dropped the bow on release, go about 600yards before it dropped. That one was in the snow and it was clear it never left it's feet the enter distance.
In both cases the blood trial looked like it was left by a leaky paint can, red and easy to read standing up.

My point was that a true double lung shot is always better than even a clean heart shot like the photo above. A heart will still pump blood even when it has a hole in it and is only 10% or 15% effective if that, where a true double lung shot collapses the lungs and they are 0% effective immediately.

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Old 01-22-2003, 05:04 PM
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basserman, Believe me, I was astonished as well. I shot the deer in the evening and spent a few hours tracking it in the dark before losing the blood trail (which started off great but dwindled after 250 yds). I remember the next day very clearly...11:00 am to be specific, sitting on a log with my head between my knees on the verge of giving up with temps in the low 70's. My wife commented that she smelled "deer", then followed her nose and found it laying in a thick patch of scrub brush two minutes later. The butcher commented that if I had gotten the deer to him an hour later, he probably wouldn't have been able to salvage the meat that he did.

Animals are resilient creatures. With adrenaline (and perhaps a slightly delayed lung collapse), they can apparently travel a fair distance after being hit. Thinking about it though, a deer may be able to cover that amount of ground through dense woods in under 2 or 3 minutes time perhaps. Viewed in that perspective, mabey it shouldn't be so surprising. (?)

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Old 01-23-2003, 06:56 AM
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AK Can I rent your wife for trackin?????<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 01-23-2003, 07:19 AM
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I'm not about to challenge anyones honesty or integrity regarding whether a shot was a true &quot;double-lung&quot;. I do believe, however, that its possible to shoot an animal thru both lungs and not collapse them both. Fat or hide could block off one or more entrance/exit holes and prevent the lung from fully collapsing. While unlikely in most circumstances, it is possible and may account for the unusual distances some of these deer are traveling.

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